Amnesty International has described the killings of Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic as “ethnic cleansing”.
According to the United Nations, the population of Muslims in the capital city of the CAR, Bangui, has decreased from 10,000 in December to just 900 at present. The Christian rebel group, the Anti-Balaka, seems to have extended their hunting sights to include children. The group expresses their actions as vengeance.
In March last year the Seleka, a Muslim rebel group, seized the capital, installed a Muslim president and proceeded to terrorise the majority Christian population. The Anti-Balaka refused to take this lying down and launched devastating counterattacks on the Seleka & perceived collaborators. These counter-attacks are the basis of the war on Muslims that plagues Bangui today.
Source: Mail & Guardian